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A PICTURE OF HEALTH: Heal The Woman, Heal The World

You’ve heard the expression, “Happy wife, happy life.” Is it true? Many studies show it is. Reports say, when a wife is happy, her husband highly appraises the quality of their marriage. That’s nice for couples, isn’t it? What about everybody else? Well you don’t have to be married to embrace this quaint maxim. As a matter of fact, we’d all do well to incorporate it in our consciousness for reproductive health and, in my opinion, the healing of mankind. It all starts with the place where life is first developed— the womb. Now before the men say, “What does that have to do with
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GETAWAY: To The Big Apple

IMG_0730 “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” A variant of this “apple-a-day” expression first appeared in print in 1866. It read, “Eat an apple on going to bed and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread.” We know this health maxim doesn’t literally mean one apple eaten every day will keep you in perfect health. However, we do understand a healthy diet can limit trips to the doctor’s office and apples have been the poster fruit for nutritious eating for a long time. They are known for having many health benefits including managing weight
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A PICTURE OF HEALTH: It’s Alive!!!

In J.A.YE. VOLUME I Issue 3, I talk about how our nerves and hormones get a bad rap. I failed to mention that our poor skeleton could be a member of that crew as well. We are steeped in a culture that associates the image of a skeleton with death or evil— you know, Halloween, poison signs, pirate flags and such. This is not to say that it is an inappropriate symbol. After all, in the final stages of human decomposition, the skeleton is all that remains of the... uh… remains… so
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A PICTURE OF HEALTH: Remembering the Limbic System

Can you recall a time in school when the teacher asked the class a question and you either raised your hand eagerly or reluctantly hid behind the kid in front of you? Just because you raised your hand didn’t mean you had the correct answer; just as hiding didn’t indicate you didn’t know the answer. More than anything, what you probably remember the most is the feeling you had at the moment of truth. It could have been excitement, shyness, discouragement, pride, surprise, embarrassment or any combination of those and more. Most likely, it also was accompanied by some physical sensation: a pounding heart, sweaty
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